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Many thanks for letting them stay with us, Kate! It was good to be able to hold them (and to see how small some of them are!).
It doesn’t happen very often that Lowth (or indeed myself!) gets a mention in The Economist! Thanks, Alison, for letting us know.
(Can anyone help me find the author of the piece? I’d like to tell him/her about my new book on prescriptivism …)
We are currently compiling a list of available monographs—such as Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade and Carol Percy’s 2017 Prescription and Tradition: Establishing Standards across Time and Space—and university courses that focus on linguistic prescriptivism (in English, but also in other languages). For that we need your help. Please leave us a comment below if you are aware of any publications or universities that offer courses on prescriptivism! We’d much appreciate it!
Out today, and open access: Of greengrocers, sports commentators, estate agents and television presenters: who’s in a usage guide and why, published in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
With thanks to Olivia Walsh for organising the symposium In the Shadow of the Standard in Nottingham, in September 2018.
Another piece from the UK Guardian on how the Apostrophe Protection Society has finally given up the unequal struggle!